China News Service, Nanchang, September 4 (Reporter Li Yunhan) "Nowadays, finless porpoises can be seen almost every day, and sometimes 7-8 finless porpoises can be seen jumping out of the water at the same time." Photographers who "squatted" in the waters for nearly two months told the China News Network reporter that the frequency of finless porpoises is now the norm in this waters.

  The Yangtze finless porpoise is an indicative flagship species of the Yangtze River ecosystem. It is also included in the "World Conservation Union" Red List as a critically endangered species. Due to its small population, it is called the "water giant panda".

The picture shows photographers along the Gan River taking pictures of the finless porpoise. Photo by Liu Lixin

  The Gan River is the largest river in Jiangxi, a central province in China, and one of the main tributaries of the Yangtze River.

A reporter from Chinanews.com observed 3-4 finless porpoises swimming in the waters of the Ganjiang River in Yangzizhou Town, Nanchang, Jiangxi at 17:00 on the 3rd. , Yuanyuan's head keeps coming out of the water is really cute.

The picture shows the finless porpoise playing in the water.

Photo by Liu Zhankun

  "A finless porpoise eats about 10% of its own weight in a day of fish, which is about 10-20 catties of small fish. At the same time, it has high requirements for the water quality of the living environment." Jiangxi Academy of Sciences, deputy director and secretary of the Provincial Ecological Society Chang Dai Nianhua said that the activity of the finless porpoise proves that the fish resources in the waters are abundant, the phenomenon of overfishing has been curbed, and the results of the “ten-year ban on fishing” have begun to appear.

The picture shows the finless porpoise playing in the water.

Photo by Liu Zhankun

  On January 1, 2021, the key waters of the Yangtze River Valley officially began to implement the "10-year ban on fishing."

Under China’s overall strategy of “Protection of the Yangtze River”, Jiangxi Province issued the “Implementation Plan for the Ban on Catch and Retreat in Key Waters of the Yangtze River in Jiangxi Province” in September 2019, and decided to start a comprehensive ban on catching from January 1, 2020.

3-4 finless porpoises swim in the water, sometimes frolicking in the waves, sometimes "dragging their family and taking their cubs" to swim with their cubs.

Photo by Liu Zhankun

  It is understood that from 0:00 on May 1, 2020, productive fishing will be prohibited within the waters of the Ganjiang River and Nanchang District of Fuhe River.

In mid-September 2020, more than 600 fishermen who have been engaged in fishing in the Ganjiang River for nearly 300 years in the Fishery Village of Yangzizhou Town washed their feet and went ashore. 140 fishing boats and all fishing gear were collected and recovered. The fishing village has a century of fishing history in the Ganjiang River. Officially withdraw from history.

  Dai Nianhua suggested that viewing spots can be built near the waters where finless porpoises are frequently seen to guide fishermen to explore farmhouses, finless porpoise research and other tourism projects, and transform the unique ecological resources into "Golden Mountain and Silver Mountain".

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